Oh man, I'm definitely almost done at 38 weeks today. I turned into a hormonal ball of emotions last night, when the day before all the stress was not bothering me at all. I guess it just all came out. I posted before about the hail hitting our house and our insurance adjuster came out on Saturday to give us an itemized list of the damage, and cut us a check that day which was nice, but I now see on paper how much needs to be done. It would be okay with me to just hire a general contractor to get everything done, but our fence is 7 years old and has broken over and over since we moved here, so DH wants to put in metal posts and redo the whole fence, which I'm okay with but I don't want him to have to be the one to do it! Unfortunately in order to stay within budget he probably will have to do it himself, or at least with one other person helping. We'll see what the contractor says tonight. DH just doesn't have much time outside of work to get anything done, and he was planning on getting a whole slew of things done before baby's arrival, but with all this insurance stuff needing to be taken care of, I know not all of it will get done. It's just overwhelming for both of us. That and our Arbor got pounded with hail and the insurance said they will pay for someone to come powerwash and restain it, but they're alloting $3000 for that. DH could do it himself and knock it out in a day, and we'd be able to keep most of that money. He bought the wood, cut it, built it and stained it himself for around $3000, so he's having a hard time justifying letting someone else just wash and restain it for the same amount. That and our swingset that we just bought blew over and is cracked(unsafe now) and we're trying to figure out who we can get to go buy, deliver and rebuild it for us since DH just finished it and doesn't want to do it again. Add all that to the list of stuff we already need to get done, and I had a little meltdown last night. It seems that DH will probably take an extra unpaid week off work(which is fine, we can afford it), after baby's born to get most of these tasks done. I understand him wanting to knock it all out in a week or two and be done, but I can't help but feeling sad that he's going to be spending the first few weeks of baby's life doing house projects. Don't get me wrong, he definitely will be around and helping(plus I have family that will be helping too), I just wish he could really take a week off and just be around with the baby and our son and I without having to worry about everything else. On the plus side, all the stuff I want to get done will probably get done so that will take a load off my shoulders. The timing of all this justs sucks, especially since nesting has kicked in and I want the entire house and yard spotless and perfect, lol!